You may have an idea on what you want to apply your degree towards in coming into Purdue, though it is not a requirement. If you are not sure, then securing an internship over the summer while studying Atmospheric Science here at Purdue is the best way to figure out what you want to do with your degree. Therefore, we highly encourage everyone to pursue at least one internship in their time here. There are many internships available over the summer, most broadcast stations, National Weather Service offices, regional climatology centers or airline companies are all options for you. In addition to these, doing research over the summer is always a benefial experience. Most if not all of these opportunities are posted online, so check websites for up to date career info.
- You can find or search for available jobs at many different websites depending on what your looking for. USA jobs lists all jobs available with the government. If you look into getting a job with the NWS, then they will encourage you to have an account here.
- The American Meteorological Society lists job opportunities as well. From broadcasting positions to research opportunities, the AMS posts a wide variety of opportunities.
Never be afraid to apply for a job or internship! Even if you think you might be unqualified, the companies do not always go after the "most qualified" people. They look at your experiences and often times how well you work with others. So apply to places even if you think you might not get the position. It could turn out to be your dream job! Also, never underestimate the power of networking. Make connections while here and use them to get a job!